Daily Blog — This week in the studio
From ActonArt’s Sculpture Workshop: paper-clay animal heads, and plaster relief sculptures.
From the Mixed Media Workshop at ActonArt!
These aged looking pieces were created on tea-stained paper with marker and colored pencil.
From ActonArt’s Art School Workshop: pastel sea turtles and very shiny Tutankhamun.
Some cute Mini-Coopers from the Foundations class at ActonArt!
In this project we were paying attention to how man-made objects are different to draw than more organic shapes, and using Copic markers and pastels to finish.
Summer is no excuse to forget about Manga! ActonArt has weekly Manga classes, as well as workshops.
These cool characters are from the Manga EX class.
From ActonArt’s two-day “Portraits for Beginners” workshop!
In this very basic crash course, students learned how to observe the face as shapes and planes rather than details and specific elements in order to break it into site size pieces.
Some cute chibi characters from the Manga classes here at ActonArt!
We not only offer Manga and Cartooning courses, but we also have several “crash course” workshops over the summer! Check out our full listing of classes on our website!
Some palette knife paintings in the Mixed Media Workshop at ActonArt!
Using acrylics and palette knives, students are tasked with using their mark making to contribute to the contours and shapes of the subject matter. Learning to maneuver and manipulate the palette knife (which is very different from using a brush) is key here!
The Manga students at ActonArt finished out their spring trimester with an Exquisite Corpse!
Each student filled out one section of the face on each paper - not being able to see what the students had drawn previously! When the drawing unfolds, it creates a unique and wild looking face.
Some palette knife paintings from the Intro to Painting class at ActonArt!
Using acrylic paint and palette knives, the students are encouraged to be more expressive with their mark making.